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Marion Allan Wright Speaking at Winthrop- 1980

MARION ALLAN WRIGHT PAPERS, 1912-1979 (Accession 48, Accession 197)

Marion Allan Wright (1894-1983) of South Carolina was an attorney, author, member of the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union, and civil rights supporter. The collections consist of typescripts and photocopies of Mr. Wright’s speeches, publications and autobiographical writings, as well as biographical data, bibliographies, essays, speeches, book reviews, short stories, poems, letters to the editor, oral history transcripts, correspondence, and a photograph. Most of the material pertains to his views and philosophy towards civil rights, civil liberties, capital punishment, politics, and libraries in South Carolina. Correspondents include R. Beverly Herbert, L. Mendel Rivers, J, William Fulbright, Sam Ervin, Jr., Reverend James P. Dees, his brother, Preston Wright and other relatives.

There is also an oral history interview as part of the Oral History Collection of Mr. Wright, providing biographical information and information on Mr. Wright’s views of certain prominent individuals and on the civil rights movement and his role in it. Related collections include the Mary Frayser Papers and the Rock Hill Council on Human Relations.

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